The plan by Sens. Pete Domenici (R-N.M.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) to establish a National Commission on Entitlement Solvency to shape legislation aimed at preserving Medicare and Social Security is a great idea, but probably about 15 years too late (New Medicare commission proposed, Jan. 22).
If I do the math, the commission would make recommendations only twice before Medicare is bankrupt (2008 and 2013). That is probably on the bright side. Every other year would seem to be a little more useful to save the program.
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